Nancy Anderson, Ph.D.Torchlight

What's The Rush?

It's spreading fast — the idea that rush hour on NYC mass transit has got to go for NYC to start up again and get back its mojo. Sounds right to me. But the end of rush hour means quickly moving the city in a direction never before conjured up even in utopian fever dreams.

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Reimund SchwarzeSnapshot

Coronavirus, the Future of Cities and an Inclusive Green Recovery

COVID-19 has plunged the world into the deepest crisis in industrial history in just a few months. What began as a local epidemic in Wuhan in December 2019 has developed into a global pandemic along the travel and trade networks so characteristic of 21st Century globalization.

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In the Media

From Demanding Accountability To Nightmare In 9 Months

At the end of 2019, I wrote about the pressing need to create standards to calculate and disclose systemic climate risks faced by corporate and financial America. What happened? Let's look back.

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Subway Reading

How To Pluck Out America's Eyes

Better Ways To Measure Urban Climate Footprints

To measure is to manage, an adage taken onboard by scientific improvements in measuring the size of cities' carbon footprints

NYC: GHG Pollution Spikes

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In The Carbon Age

Sandbag Those Inconvenient Truths

Trump's Department of Energy buries dozens of its own clean energy studies

Test, Learn, Repeat

NY's building energy retrofit program has lessons learned by doing for getting affordable, multi-family buildings into tip-top, climate-friendly shape

Progress Report On Urban Climate Action

The Brookings Institute finds lots of lag between the climate promises of 100 largest US cities + progress to date

Worldwide

The Sounds Of Lockdown

Hear a different urban soundscape, sometimes lovely, sometimes neutral, sometimes dreadful

EU: Stop Subsidizing Fossil Fuels

The EU wants its member states to stop subsidizing fossil fuels, still totaling billion of euros annually

Leuven: Advancing Citizen Climate Engagement

Leuven, Belgium is an EU innovation leader with its program to boost resident engagement in urban decision making, particularly with experiments around reducing greenhouse-gas emissions

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Election Day 2020
3 Nov
Vote November 3rd — or in states like New York voters can also vote before Election Day. Starting on October 24th New Yorkers who are registered voters may vote in person early — your early voting poll site is NOT your normal polling site...
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Climate Change, Survival, and Deepening Our Humanity
17 Nov
Kennedy Library Forum Free Virtual Event with Toshi Reagon and the Reverend Mariama White-Hammond in conversation about how the belief systems that define and maintain our societies impact the planet and influence our survival
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How Green Is My City
30 Nov
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